Silent Pool Gin to create garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

February 17, 2019

Plus, here's everything you need to know about buying tickets for the world-famous garden event Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2SY9zmK Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Silent Pool Gin to create garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

February 17, 2019
Silent Pool Gin to create garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Surrey distillery Silent Pool Gin will be unveiling a special garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for a second year. Working once again with garden designer David Neale and his company Neale Richards Garden Design, the Albury based distillery hopes to follow the success of its debut garden in 2018, which won the People’s Choice…

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When do the clocks go forward in 2019? Lighter days are on the horizon

February 17, 2019

We may lose an hour in bed but it's worth it when you know the days will be getting longer and the weather will, hopefully, be getting warmer Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2Nb012v Famous Words of Inspiration...

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‘Without York Road Project I’d still be outside’: Rough sleeper praises charity as he turns life around

February 17, 2019
‘Without York Road Project I’d still be outside’: Rough sleeper praises charity as he turns life around

Barry, a former salesman and warehouse worker, would still be rough sleeping on the streets of Woking if it was not for the help of night shelter and homeless charity the York Road Project. The 53-year-old, who wishes to be referred to only by his first name and who did not wish to be pictured,…

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When do the clocks go forward in 2019? Lighter days are on the horizon

February 17, 2019
When do the clocks go forward in 2019? Lighter days are on the horizon

In the UK, the clocks go forward by one hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March and then back one hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October. The date for the clocks going forward this spring, is also the same day as Mother’s Day. When we wake up on the Sunday…

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Flames rip through bus and car as huge fire closes Camberley road all day

February 16, 2019
Flames rip through bus and car as huge fire closes Camberley road all day

A huge bus and car fire closed a section of The Maultway in Camberley for more than nine hours on Saturday (February 16). Two crews from Rushmoor fire station and one each from Camberley and Painshill arrived at the scene, between the Cumberland Road and Old Bisley Road junctions, at around 9.35am on Saturday. Around 11 passengers…

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Couple ‘sprayed with glass’ after BMW smashes into Royal Oak in Knaphill

February 16, 2019
Couple ‘sprayed with glass’ after BMW smashes into Royal Oak in Knaphill

A couple were sprayed with glass after a BMW smashed into the front of a Knaphill pub shattering a window.  The landlord of The Royal Oak in Anchor Hill said the car crashed into the pub at around 7.30pm on Friday night (February 15). Mark McDermott said: “A BMW pulled up out the front, and…

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‘Ongoing mouse activity’ at Thali Thali restaurant in Woking, food hygiene report reveals

February 16, 2019
‘Ongoing mouse activity’ at Thali Thali restaurant in Woking, food hygiene report reveals

An Indian and Nepalese restaurant in Woking that has improved its food hygiene rating from zero to three stars still has mice on its premises, a recent report reveals. Thali Thali restaurant in Chertsey Road, owned by Gurung and Gauchan Brothers Ltd, was awarded zero out of five stars for food hygiene by Woking Borough…

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Bicycle ‘mangled’ after crash with car on A25 near Newlands Corner

February 16, 2019
Bicycle ‘mangled’ after crash with car on A25 near Newlands Corner

A cyclist was taken to hospital after a crash on the A25 near Newlands Corner. A witness described a “mangled” bicycle and a man lying in the road following a collision with a vehicle, described as a grey people carrier. Surrey Police said officers attended the incident at around 12.15pm on Saturday (February 16). A…

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The most and least dangerous areas in Mole Valley in 2018, according to crime statistics

February 16, 2019
The most and least dangerous areas in Mole Valley in 2018, according to crime statistics

The number of crimes reported in Mole Valley slightly decreased in 2018 compared to 2017, police figures reveal. Stats for the whole year have been recorded month by month on police.uk – totalling up to 6,041 crimes in the district in 2018, 42 fewer than the 2017 number of 6,083. Reported offences are broken down…

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February half term FREE things to do, restaurant offers and family days out

February 16, 2019

A handy guide to what's going on in and around Surrey during February half term 2019, including ways to save money Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2SVHJYa Famous Words of Inspiration...

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February half term FREE things to do, restaurant offers and family days out

February 16, 2019
February half term FREE things to do, restaurant offers and family days out

Another school holiday is fast approaching, this time it’s February half term . The week-long break, which runs from February 18-22, is considered by many parents as one of the most difficult school holidays to entertain the kids, what with the unpredictable weather and various attractions closed for winter. So to help families out, Surrey…

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‘Having wings would make it easier to access’

February 16, 2019

Using the county’s commons for the toilet, and having wings to make it easier to get there were just some of the responses to a survey about how people use Surrey’s countryside estates. Keeping the county’s countryside free to access was also an emerging theme from the 1,367 responses to the six-week consultation run in…

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14 best places to see snowdrops in Surrey and when to spot them

February 16, 2019

A handy guide to when and where you can spot snowdrops in Surrey Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2TRhYWj Famous Words of Inspiration...

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14 best places to see snowdrops in Surrey and when to spot them

February 16, 2019
14 best places to see snowdrops in Surrey and when to spot them

It may be cold outside but we know spring is just around the corner when we see the first snowdrops peeping through the icy ground. These pretty white flowers may look dainty, delicate and small but they are actually tough little plants which can stand firm against any beast from the east winter might throw…

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Hilton hotel launches children’s-only afternoon tea with cake pops, Hamleys teddy bear and milkshakes

February 16, 2019

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic Afternoon Tea is adorable, but parents will have to fork out £24 per child for it Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2UXFUr2 Famous Words of Inspiration...

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Hilton hotel launches children’s-only afternoon tea with cake pops, Hamleys teddy bear and milkshakes

February 16, 2019
Hilton hotel launches children’s-only afternoon tea with cake pops, Hamleys teddy bear and milkshakes

A Hilton hotel has launched an afternoon tea just for kids so that little ones can experience a taste of the quintessentially British tradition. Available at the five-star London Hilton on Park Lane in the heart of Mayfair, the Teddy Bears’ Picnic Afternoon Tea costs £24 per child and is available every day of the…

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Legoland announces annual pass sale to celebrate opening of new ride

February 16, 2019
Legoland announces annual pass sale to celebrate opening of new ride

Legoland guests can enjoy a spook-tacular time as the park prepares for the opening of a brand new ride. The Haunted House Monster Party will open on April 13 later this year. Little monsters will be invited to join the frightfully friendly Lord Vampyre for a monstrous party at his spooky new haunted home. Party…

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Be bold when pruning and you’ll reap the rosy rewards – Brian Kidd

February 15, 2019
Be bold when pruning and you’ll reap the rosy rewards – Brian Kidd

Following on from last week, I’m keeping in line with a rosy theme.  During the next couple of weeks, you will be able to prune the hybrid tea and Floribunda roses. This job should be done on a pleasant day so I am writing about it in advance because those days can be far and few between…

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South Downs National Park is one of the world’s best stargazing havens – here’s how you can make the most of the stunning views

February 15, 2019
South Downs National Park is one of the world’s best stargazing havens – here’s how you can make the most of the stunning views

As Apollo 11 touched down on the moon and its commander Neil Armstrong planted his feet on the surface, he famously told planet Earth: ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’  In the 50 years that have passed since that epochal event, the world of physics has been transformed by incredible scientists, mind-blowing…

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A3 slip road traffic lights having ‘big impact’ on Guildford congestion claims Highways England

February 15, 2019
A3 slip road traffic lights having ‘big impact’ on Guildford congestion claims Highways England

An earlier version of this article stated Paul Canning works for Guildford Borough Council. We would like to clarify that Mr Canning is a Highways England employee and apologise for the confusion. Newly-installed traffic lights at the Dennis Interchange are having a “big impact” on A3 traffic, according to Highways England. The traffic signals were…

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A3 slip road traffic lights having ‘big impact’ on Guildford congestion claims councillor

February 15, 2019
A3 slip road traffic lights having ‘big impact’ on Guildford congestion claims councillor

Newly-installed traffic lights at the Dennis Interchange are having a “big impact” on A3 traffic, according to Guildford Borough Council (GBC). The traffic signals were installed on the southbound on-slip road at the Dennis Interchange with the A3 in the summer of 2018. The aim was to control the flow of traffic merging onto the…

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A3 slip road traffic lights having ‘big impact’ on Guildford congestion claims councillor

February 15, 2019
A3 slip road traffic lights having ‘big impact’ on Guildford congestion claims councillor

Newly-installed traffic lights at the Dennis Interchange are having a “big impact” on A3 traffic, according to Guildford Borough Council (GBC). The traffic signals were installed on the southbound on-slip road at the Dennis Interchange with the A3 in the summer of 2018. The aim was to control the flow of traffic merging onto the…

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Large cannabis factory discovered in Cobham after police respond to reports of break in

February 15, 2019
Large cannabis factory discovered in Cobham after police respond to reports of break in

A “large” cannabis factory was found in Cobham on Thursday evening (February 14). Two men have been arrested after officers were called to an address in Fairmile Lane at around 7.45pm. Surrey Police responded to reports that intruders were “trying to break into a property” when they made the discovery. A spokesman said: “Officers were…

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Large cannabis factory discovered in Cobham after police respond to reports of break in

February 15, 2019
Large cannabis factory discovered in Cobham after police respond to reports of break in

A “large” cannabis factory was found in Cobham on Thursday evening (February 14). Two men have been arrested after officers were called to an address in Fairmile Lane at around 7.45pm. Surrey Police responded to reports that intruders were “trying to break into a property” when they made the discovery. A spokesman said: “Officers were…

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Damning findings into Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to be investigated

February 15, 2019

A working group of councillors has been set up to address damning findings from an inspector’s report into Surrey Fire and Rescue Service . The group will address concerns raised in an inspection report published in December 2018 which rated the county’s fire service inadequate. Members of the group will compile a report on how…

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